Originally Posted by Rotater Cuff
Dusty Baker time and again has proven to be a bad tactical manager. the 2002 World Series, the Bartman series, the 3 other playoff losses all weigh against him. Yes, he won 97 games. i think with the Astros and the Cubs in the division, that wasn't the monumental achievement it appears to be.
i can't tell you how many times he blows me away with a questionable play, like an innapropiate bunt, a inane substitution, a pitching change that happens too late, a player in the lineup that doesn't belong in the spot he's in, etc.
i think if Castellini doesn't make a change, season ticket sales will suffer, RedsFest will suffer, and the Caravan will be tougher to attract crowds. Castellini needs to inject some hope and change into the Reds before people become apathetic. This is too good a team to waste with a bad manager, and that's a real shame with this kind of talent.
If Dusty really is as inept as some of you feel his is, do you think Walt Jocketty wouldn't know that? Do you have a keener baseball eye than he does?
So easy to second-guess a manager's moves from your sofa, but that's a fan's right. I'm very confident that Bob Castellini and Walt Jocketty will make the right decison with our manager. The Reds have come so far with these two calling the shots there's no reason to doubt them now.